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Does someone know my (old) Apple ID password?

Today, I suddenly got the following message on my iPod: Question 1: Does this mean that someone has entered my Apple ID password, or are there other situations where this dialog is triggered? ...
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Can someone who registered my iPhone read all my text messages?

My ex-husband registered my iPhone and I have found out he has been using Apple iCloud storage to check up on my every move. Will he have been able to read all my personal text messages? And is ...
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How to install Social Engineering Toolkit in mac

I want to install SET from this link: https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit. If I am right this is the github repository. I have brew installed can't I grab it with homebrew and then ...
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How to hack into a deceased person's Mac that is still running?

This is kind of an unusual question: a (non-technical) friend of mine (quite literally) on the other side of the world finds herself in the following situation: A person died unexpectedly, their Mac ...
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Can retina display features be enabled on older (non-retina) displays?

I have an older iMac, without a true retina display. I want to be able to scale the user interface like the retina macs do, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Does anyone know a way to trick ...
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Is it possible to modify/update the Wikipedia support in older Dictionary app versions (vers. 2.2.3)?

I have an older Mac that can't be upgraded beyond OS X 10.7.5. As a heavy user of the Dictionary app I'm unhappy with the now messed-up display of Wikipedia content and defunct hyperlinks, the cause ...
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What is a possible non-jailbreak way to trick an iPhone into thinking it is being charged even though nothing is plugged in?

Does anybody know a trick to make an iPhone 5 make that charging sound and have that green battery icon appear, but not actually charge or have anything plugged in? I need it as a demonstration for a ...
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How to manually add an artwork to the iTunes Artwork directory?

I would like to add an artwork to an album which has files saved in .wav format. I know that it is not possible to attach an artwork to a wave file, so I'm trying to add a standalone artwork.jpg file ...
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How can the average user easily validate the integrity of their Mac's firmware?

How can the average user easily validate the integrity of their Mac's firmware? Before you downvote this question or lecture me on how I am paranoid and no one should ever need to do that, please ...
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How to tell if an iPhone is hacked and how to prevent it?

A friend of mine said he thinks his iPhone has been hacked. How do you find out if it has been and more importantly how do you stop it? He called me up because his girlfriend says things during ...
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iOS Hack attack - “Please Reboot Your Mobile”

I just started seeing this screen appear on my phone. It's an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.1 - factory unlocked - never jailbroken - never done anything even remotely unusual with it. It's obviously a hack of ...
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Is there a terminal command to enable Continuity - handoff on unsupported OS X?

It is known that Apple sometimes drops support for new features such as Continuity on older OS X releases or older Mac models, sometimes those new features not necessarily hardware dependent. I've ...
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Hack the Griffin TuneCast II with 30 Pins Connector

I have got the above mentioned accessory and wanted to convert the proprietary 30 Pins Connector to a standard 3.5mm Audio In Jack. The accessory detects whether its connected to an iOS device and ...
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What is /Volumes/firmwaresyncd?

I keep seeing this in my logs: > 10/5/15 3:45:16.532 AM deleted[366]: normalizeUserMountpoint:738 > volRoot failed for /Volumes/firmwaresyncd.G3PNKw What is it? Is it related to the firmware ...
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How do I have any privacy on my mini iPad?

So my sister & her boyfriend are all into this hacking and spying and invading people's privacy and doing malicious things to the with what they gather. They have been doing it to me and trying to ...
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Am I being hacked?

I've had several devices wiped because of a very clever/annoying person who won't leave me alone (electronically). I'm starting to become suspicious of my brand new Macbook Pro 13" purchased from ...
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How to prevent sleep while a Time Machine backup is in progress?

I'm one of those greatly suffering from the problem with TM in which the entire backup sparsebundle on a NAS gets corrupted if the Mac goes to sleep in middle of a backup operation. There's a long ...
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Can the Apple Watch app be side loaded and used on other iOS devices?

I know the official requirement to use the Apple Watch is an iPhone 5 or newer running iOS 8.2+, but I'm interested to know if it is possible to sync it to an older iPhone, iPod, or an iPad by side ...
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iCloud email - server password changed?

I have been using iCloud for a few months now with no problems until today. My mobile flagged up that I cannot login to my iCloud email account due to: Server password has been changed. Input the ...
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How can I explain to my friend that running a “hackintosh” is a violation of the law? [closed]

I have a friend who has never owned a Mac. He has just built a "hackintosh" by installing VMWare on his PC running Windows, and downloading a pirated, hacked copy of Mac OS X Yosemite in a portable ...
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Where does Onenote for Mac store it's Notebook files?

"Create a new notebook" with Onenote for Mac is not possible in offline mode. :( Edit and update your notebook however works flawless in offline mode. My question is: Where does Onenote for Mac store ...
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Ping being hijacked?

On my Mac terminal, I typed cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 and I do a dig dig www.facebook.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> www.facebook.com ;; ...
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How do I determine what TLS ciphers are being used in OSX, Outlook 2011?

I just limited all my SSL ciphers to TLS 1.X and TLS1_RSA_AES and my up-to-date OSX machine is no longer able to connect to the server via Outlook 2011. I can use Safari to connect to the same host,...
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How long would it take to crack AES-128 knowing a 12 character length password?

I have a hard drive which was encrypted with XTS-AES 128-bit on OS X. I know how long the password is but that's it. How long would it take to decrypt it already knowing this? I have read that in ...
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Can you override a Mac app's OS X version compatibility checking?

I am wanting to use this app in Mavericks, but the following message pops up when trying to run it, '...[App] is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.9.1': I am thinking that the app will work just fine,...
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Mysteriously, a rectangle has appeared in the middle of the screen. How to get rid of it?

I have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) running OS X Yosemite v 10.10.2. Mysteriously, a rectangle has appeared in the middle of the screen. Proportionately, it looks like a golden section. It floats on ...
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Can I run top as screensaver?

My employer has recently issued me a MacBook Pro to play with. I have a lot of Linux experience, but I was struck by how nice the terminal looks on the Mac in full screen mode, especially when running ...
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Compile new version of WebKit for Safari

I have a requirement in our automation to upload our file using Selenium. Selenium Safari file upload is not working and its already a bug. And doing this way in js also not acceptable : $("input")....
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Simulating an event to wake my Mac

Events like EC.cause/GIGE/LIDO/OHC/PWRB/RTC/USB# can wake up a Mac. Is there a way to programatically simulate either of these ? WOL is out of the question as my machine doesn't support WOL on WiFi. ...
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Is installing Mavericks on Hackintosh legal?

As we all know Mac OS X Mavericks is now free of charge officially! Does this mean that it is now legal to use Mavericks on non-Apple hardware?
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Permissions won't let me delete a file on a shared school server

I'm on OS X Mavericks. When I click on Get Info it doesn't even have a drop down of selections for permissions. It just says read/write but it really won't let me do anything. I can't delete nor edit ...
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How to elegantly obstruct the iSight lens?

Sometimes you see people placing a sticker over the iSight camera on their MacBook's such that no one can spy on them. This might seem ridiculous, but from a previous answer it is clear that it is ...
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Late-2007 Mac Mini (A1176) Unsoldered Mystery Connector on Interconnect Board

I'm just wondering if anyone has ever done a thorough probe/exploration of the interconnect board in late-2007 Mac Minis. I'm specifically curious about the 14 unsoldered pads on the back of the board ...
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Where to target when doing a Brute Force attack on an extended mac OS drive?

I forgot the new password to my external hard drive (Mac OS Extended Journal Encrypted). I know. Stupid. I got my hands on John the Ripper and I know some parameters that will help narrow down the ...
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Making a micro MacBook Air (headless)

Here's a project I've been desiring for a while. Hopefully this is not too off topic. I'd like to take a MacBook Air, remove the case, screen, battery, speakers, keyboard, basically everything. I ...
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Navigate within texts without using arrow keys

I'm an addicted vim user so I'm finding a way to navigate within texts without using arrow keys. Is there any app or hack to do this ?
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What actions are performed by Install OS X Mountain Lion.app that are not performed by InstallESD.dmg without the app?

Recommended Apple provides and recommends use of Install OS X Mountain Lion.app that is, "the app" – in its entirety. For Build 12A269 for OS X 10.8, the version of the app is 1.3.12 (351). ...
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Are there security risks for an iOS device?

My Dad just got an iPod touch and raised an interesting question. Are there security risks for an iOS device? He was planning on storing sensitive personal information on it, but wasn't sure if it was ...